RED the Book: the Authors

RED is the first living book–meaning that every one of its 58 writers has a blog here so their story never ends. Connect with the author whose story particularly spoke to you, see what she's been up to since, share writing, photos, videos, songs from Red the Book: the Soundtrack and more.

Check in with any of the authors below.
“I am going to stop global warming and be the first woman president. The first woman to walk on Mars will be me. I will be a successful surgeon at a very good hospital. I am going to bring food and medicine to Africa.”
Dani Cox, 13
Did someone’s essay in Red particularly speak to you? Speak to its author, right here, right now!

“I just hope people don’t feel like this for the rest of their lives.”
Sam Lewin

“Someone once said that I should kill myself I’m so fat. Not to my face, no, but they meant for me to hear it.”
Amy Hunt

“Here he is, looking at me and my crazy I-don’t-really-care-right-now after-school clothes.

‘And I thought you were dumb,’ I say.

‘So did I,’ he says, smiling like Jimmy Fallon.”

Hayley Hoover, 16